Jon Jones praises Brazilian UFC veteran: 'I've always been a fan'

Linear heavyweight champion leaves ego aside and breaks down when praising stand-up fighting skills of prominent featherweight

Poatan's next rival? Jon Jones is UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFC Espanol

Jon Jones He is UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFC Espanol

Despite being considered an MMA legend, Jon Jones demonstrated that he has his idols in the sport that he has reigned for so many years. Active on his social networks, the heavyweight champion (up to 120,2kg) did not let UFC advertising go unnoticed and took the opportunity to express admiration for the organization's veteran and record holder Edson Barboza.

“I've always been a fan of this guy's stand-up fighting in MMA. How delicious,” declared Jones on his official Facebook account. 'X' (old Twitter).


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In response, followers followed the champion and showed respect for the Brazilian.

“My legs hurt watching this”, said a fan in reference to videos of the Friborg native’s best moments.


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Present in the UFC since 2010, Edson Barboza is known for the violence displayed in the Octagon. Based on Muay Thai, the Brazilian has already defeated 13 opponents via knockout in his career. In Ultimate, the athlete has already triumphed via flying knee; round kicks; leg kicks; punches to the face and waistline. The only fighter in history to accomplish this feat.

Edson Barboza in a spinning kick knockout in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

protagonist of UFC Las Vegas 92, Barboza faces Lerone murphy looking to reach a place in the top 10 of featherweights (up to 65,7kg.). A dark horse in the bookmakers, the athlete appears this Saturday (18), in the main fight of the event.


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